Operation BBQ Relief

I had the opportunity to be a part of a fantastic dinner put together by Sweet Baby Rays BBQ last night.  It wasn’t just any ol’ dinner though, it was to support an amazing cause called Operation BBQ Relief.  This organization was formed after the Joplin, Missouri tornadoes hit last year, i’m sure you are all familiar with this tragic event.  What Operation BBQ Relief did was went down to the site of the destruction and fed families, firefighters, police, etc.  They served over 120,000 meals in the two weeks they were there.  Of course people living in the Midwest area have also been hit again recently with multiple tornadoes again.  The dinner last night was formed in hopes of growing the organization to the Chicagoland area.

I cannot explain the reason for their cause any better than what their vision explains;

“The vision of Operation BBQ Relief is that all people involved in relief efforts during natural disasters will understand the true meaning of compassion for those who have lost possessions and loved ones and that they will further utilize all of their God-given skills and abilities to better the lives of those affected.”

I was incredibly touched by the outcome of this event.  Nearly 150 BBQ fanatics in the Chicagoland area came together to discuss such an important cause and show their support.  I was so impressed by the vision and mission of this cause that my BBQ Team will be joining the efforts and to help out as needed.  I encourage you to read more on this cause, they are incredible people doing great things for people in need.  BBQ fanatics or even just people with a big heart are welcome to come join forces and help!

Click Here to Read More

Now – to share the incredible food Sweet Baby Rays provided for this event!

Dave Raymond (Sweet Baby Ray) Talks about the cause

See Sweet Baby Rays post on OBR

BBQ Martini

Burnt Ends


Our Chef preparing said shrimps

Gumbo Shooters

Our Dinner Menu

Brisket, Pulled Pork, Texas Sausage

Desserts – After I already got to some of them


Thank you for stopping by! Please check out Operation BBQ Relief & Sweet Baby Rays!